Bay Area Music Groups

The Bay Area is home to literally hundreds of classical music organizations, from community choruses to world-renowned orchestras, opera companies and chamber ensembles. This listing provides all the vital statistics for Bay Area music groups, as well as a summary of what they do best. Search by type of organization or alphabetically. Note to classical music groups: If your organization is not listed here or there is an error in your listing, please email [email protected].

Ars Minerva

Founded: 2014
Artistic Director: Céline Ricci
Where to hear them: Marines' Memorial Theater

Art of Sound Summer Brass Institute and Festival

Founded: 2003
Artistic Director: Vicky Greenbaum
Where to hear them: Menlo School Arts Gallery, Atherton, and All Saints Church Palo Alto

Art | Song Salon

Founded: 2014
Where to hear them:

Artemesia Ensemble

Founded: 2010
Artistic Director: Maia Silberstein/Katherine Heater
Where to hear them: Berkeley Piano Club, Davis Community Church

Artisanal Music Collective

Artistic Director: Kyle Randall

Artists from San Francisco Opera

Artists are among the best operatic performers in the nation.

Founded: 2017
Artistic Director: Colby Roberts
Where to hear them: All Saints' Episcopal Church, 1350 Waller Street, San Francisco

Artists Vocal Ensemble (AVE)

AVE is a small, professional ensemble that specializes in lesser-known works from the Renaissance and Tudor periods, presented in concerts that aim to have a musical and spiritual impact on their audience.

Founded: 2004
Artistic Director: Jonathan Dimmock
Where to hear them: Various churches throughout the Bay Area.

Artmann-Graber Duo

Cello/piano chamber music

Founded: 1983
Artistic Director: Mary Artman, Miles Graber
Where to hear them: Maybeck Studio for the Performing Arts

Arts Under the Spire

Founded: 2014
Artistic Director: Cyril Deaconoff
Where to hear them: First Presbyterian Church, 2619 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612


Founded: 2002
Artistic Director: Josefa Vaughan
Where to hear them: Art events


The mission of ArtsRock is to provide increased access to professional arts and multicultural programs for an underserved, diverse audience, in and around Rockland County. ArtsRock is a 501 (C)(3) New York Not For-Profit Corporation.

Founded: 2008
Artistic Director: Elliott Forrest